Top 10 at Worlds 2015

Brandon Senior Black
Brandon Senior Black
  1. Smoed vs. Brandon Senior Black – It’s the most talked-about rivalry in the cheer world right now, and it will all come to a head at Worlds. California All Stars Smoed are the four-time World Champions, having won in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014. This season, Brandon Allstars Senior Black has been out for blood, earning Grand Champion titles at Jamfest Super Nationals, Cheersport, UCA, and NCA. Will they be able to keep their winning streak going at Worlds? We’ll just have to wait and see!

    FAME Vengeance
    FAME Vengeance
  2.  Baseball Field Competition – Last year, the USASF/IASF started a new tradition of having the extremely popular Large Senior All Girl 5 and Large Senior Coed 5 divisions compete on the field in the baseball stadium at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. Taking the competition out of the HP Field House allowed close to 10,000 spectators to watch and cheer on their favorite teams, whereas the Field House can only fit around 5,000 people. The move was such a success that they will be continuing to host those divisions there again this year, once again ending the Worlds competition with a fireworks display over the outfield.

    Team Canada
    Team Canada
  3. Oh, Canada! – Canadian teams have earned quite the fan following over the past few years, with Team Canada fans coming out in full force to support their team every season at the ICU World Cheerleading Championships. This year, Canadian cheer fans have even more high-profile teams to cheer for at Worlds. After Ontario-based Cheer Sport Great White Sharks won Worlds in the International Open 5 division last year, all eyes were on them as they competed and won NCA All Star Nationals in Dallas earlier this year. Coming in a close second to them at that competition was fellow Canadian team Vancouver All Stars Ice Queens. And of course we can’t forget about Flyers All-Starz from Quebec, who took home silver medals in IO5 at the 2014 World Championships. Will Canada be going home with another Worlds globe in the IO5 division in 2015?

    Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
    Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  4. Large All Girl Division Up For Grabs! – This season has proved that the Large Senior All Girl competitors are pretty evenly matched, and the competition has been fierce! Back in January, the Large Senior 5 girls faced off for the first time at The Majors, where the World Cup Shooting Stars took home the gold. Stars also took home a win the following month at Cheersport Nationals in Atlanta. When the teams went head to head at the beginning of March at NCA All Star Nationals, Cheer Athletics Panthers came away with the coveted national champion jackets. At the third leg of the Varsity Triple Crown, UCA’s International All Star Championship in mid-March, the reigning world champions, Stingrays Orange, won gold. And at their final face-off before Worlds, the Nfinity Champions League, Cheer Extreme Senior Elite won grand champions, outscoring all other teams at the competition. With things so evenly spread this year, we can’t wait to see who comes out on top!
  5. Don’t Call It A Comeback, They’ve Been Here For Years – For the past two years, Spirit of Texas Purple Royalty has placed second in the Medium Senior Coed division, after winning gold in 2012. This year they’re hoping to reclaim their title, after winning NCA by more than a point over the second-place Woodlands Elite Black Ops. Will 2015 be the year they take back the globe?

    Top Gun Large Coed
    Top Gun Large Coed
  6. Can Top Gun Large Coed Stay On Top? – Last year’s grand world champions are coming for a three-peat! Always a force to be reckoned with, TGLC has done well for themselves this season, winning their division at Cheersport Nationals and NCA All Star Nationals, but being edged out of first by the Stingrays Steel at the UCA International Championships last month. Will they be able to go back-to-back-to-back at Worlds?
  7. New venue – While the all star dance teams have been relegated to Epcot’s World Showplace for their competition, this year dance has outgrown just one venue. New for 2015, certain dance divisions will now be competing at a temporary venue behind the Josten’s center. Take a break from cheer to see some of the world’s best jazz teams face off for a globe.

    Stingrays Orange
    Stingrays Orange
  8. Orange Streak – Can the Orange Rays keep their winning streak going? After winning the Small Senior 5 division in 2012, the Medium Senior 5 division in 2013, and the Large Senior 5 division in 2014, the Stingray Allstars are hoping for their 4th consecutive win, once again in the super-competitive Large Senior 5 division.
  9. TV Live Stream – Don’t want to fight the crowds at Wide World of Sports? If you’re staying on Disney property for Worlds, you can tune in to the closed-circuit live stream of all the Worlds venues and watch all the action right from your hotel room. Or, pay to watch from home at USASF.net. For the first time ever, this year there will be live streams of all venues for at-home viewers!

    Cheer Athletics Wildcats
    Cheer Athletics Wildcats
  10. Texas Represent! – In the International Open Coed 5 division, two teams always seem to dominate the competition, and both hail from the same state! Cheer Athletics Wildcats are hoping for a three-peat in the division, having won in 2013 and 2014. However, Spirit of Texas Purple Reign promises to give them a run for their money, having placed second to them at last year’s competition. Also in contention for the title is fan-favorite GymTyme Blink, who combined their IO5 and IOC5 teams this year in hopes of coming home with another Worlds title in the IOC5 division.

 

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